Career Coach

Career Coach


Western Piedmont Community College
1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-438-6000

Job Location

Local High Schools


Hiring Range ($2,761 – 3,450/monthly)



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Closes: Friday, May 3, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

College Liaison for Western Piedmont Community College and Burke County Public Schools

Employment Type

Full-Time (Grant Funded)

Minimum Qualifications

1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with course work in Counseling, Student Development, Higher Education or a related discipline required.
2. Minimum of 1 year of experience working with students in an educational setting within the past 5 years. Two years preferred.
3. Industry-related career development work experience in business, industry, or labor; or as a coordinator of work-based learning (job-shadowing, internships, cooperative education, apprenticeships); or as a
career/academic advisor; or in school counseling.
4. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations within and external to the College.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Master’s degree preferred.
2. Excellent computer skills including spreadsheets, word-processing, and windows-based applications preferred.

Position Description

Under the supervision of the College Liaison for Western Piedmont Community College and Burke County Public Schools, the Career Coach will be placed in the five local high schools to help high school students define their career aspirations and to explore community college and other post-secondary programs, including work force training, that can help students achieve their educational, career, and financial goals. The overarching goal of the Career Coach is to help high school students see their high school education as the beginning, not the completion, of their educational journey, empower students to make informed decisions about their career and educational plans, and prepare them for success in postsecondary educational training.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at

Job Post Contact

Anita Berry

Benefit/Recruitment Specialist

Western Piedmont Community College

(828) 448-3127